Butch Jones' friends from hometown of Saugatuck purchase newspaper ad wishing Vols well

Several businesses in Saugatuck, Mich., placed an advertisement in Saturday's News Sentinel wishing Butch Jones and the Vols good luck.

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Several businesses in Saugatuck, Mich., placed an advertisement in Saturday's News Sentinel wishing Butch Jones and the Vols good luck.

Butch Jones' friends in Saugatuck, Mich., are sending a message to Knoxville: "Go Vols!"

Several businesses from the hometown of the first-year Tennessee football coach purchased a half-page advertisement that will run in Saturday’s News Sentinel.

Jones was born and raised in Saugatuck, a small resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan. Jones visited his hometown over the Fourth of July weekend.

The advertisement reads: "The following businesses and friends from Saugatuck, MI (hometown of the Head Coach), wish the Coach and the Tennessee Volunteers the best of luck for Butch's first SEC home game as coach of the Volunteers. Beat those Georgia Bulldogs and best of luck for the rest of the season. Go Vols!"

The advertisement was paid for by Spectators Sports Bar and Restaurant; Wally's Bar and Grill; Phil's Bar and Grille; The Butler Restaurant; Coral Gables Restaurant; Saugatuck Harbor Insurance Agency/Mark Bekken; Saugatuck Drug Store and Soda Fountain; and the Saugatuck High School Athletic Department.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.

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Comments » 7

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Just shows how much the folks from Saugatuck think of their "favorite son"

fratricide08 writes:

That's pretty awesome. Thanks Saugatuck!

allvol9 writes:

What a great story of a hometown supporting one of their own! Nice touch Saugatuck, Michigan! Go Butch and Go Vols!

HarveyDent writes:

This Knoxvillian enjoyed his time in Saugatuck. Good folks.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to HarveyDent:

This Knoxvillian enjoyed his time in Saugatuck. Good folks.

Maybe we should consider Saugatuck a vacation destination. G.B.O.!!!

peerlessvolfan writes:

Vol fans should make an effort to visit Saugatuck--went there last summer and Loved it! Beautiful village on Lake Michigan, great restaurants, lots of B&B's, darling shops and there is even a great BBQ place run by a couple from Kentucky. Who knew!

peerlessvolfan writes:

I should mention, though, it can get very crowded on the weekends in the summer--try to go in during weekdays and you'll have an easier time parking and getting into restaurants. Saugatuck is one of Michiganders' favorite places to visit. There is a cute town next door called Douglas where we stayed and we stayed at the Blue Star Motel which has just been renovated--decent prices and breakfast is included.

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